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"Be Generous To Yourself"  

Oh hello! Who am I? Why! I'm Rarity!  Manager and proprietor of the Carousel Boutique!  And bearer of the Element of Generosity!

What? What you mean I'm not generous?! What do you mean I'm the weakest link in the chain of the Elements of Harmony? Get out!  Sorry about that, some ponies can just be so shallow.

Me? Not generous? The nerve! Just because I take pride in my appearance does not mean I'm not generous!

I once sliced off my own tail for a total stranger so he could have his beauty back!  

I made five, technically -ten- custom dresses for my friends for free (it wasn't that kind of budget)!  Not to mention I let a part of my soul die creating those sins against pony eyes.

I kept my trap shut about how much I loathed Fluttershy being in the spotlight instead of me because I thought she liked it!  

I ruined my own mane just after cleaning it to keep Pinkie Pie's surprise birthday party a secret!

I went on a stupid trip to the middle of nowhere losing several days worth of business just to keep Applejack and the others company!

So I've done one or two selfish things. So I let those magic wings go straight to my head when I was supposed to have them to support my friend. So I tried to bribe a new friend into giving me her spare ticket. You know what they say: 'only Princess Celestia is perfect.'

So I don't like getting dirty, so I like things to be organized, so I like things to be pretty. So? So what if I want to help as long as it doesn't involve getting dirty or having chocolate getting rained on me?

Elements of Harmony stolen. More importantly my horn stolen!  Into the maze. Separated from the others.  Oh my goodness! These pretty gems are shaped just like my cutie mark!

That vulgar and drool Discord asks if I like them. Well of course I like them. Why wouldn't I? I've always liked things that are pretty!

But I have to find my friends and get to the center of the maze first. Certainly they'll still be there when I get back . . . certainly I'll be let back into the royal hedge maze after saving the world -again-.


They might be gone later! What are the chances of me finding them in this maze again?! I have to have them now!

My hooves tear through the stone wall, I'm covered in dirt, -I don't care!- I can clean up later! My hooves are ruined -I don't care- I'll be able to BUY the salon with these beauties . . . no . . . not beauties . . .this beauty, singular.

Handsome, gorgeous, hot, sweet sweet hunk of a diamond! Heh heh, can I marry you? Tee-hee, I sound like Pinkie Pie!

Don't worry dear, I'll get you home safe and sound my already cut and polished giant diamond out of solid rock.

Oh dear, I've gotten so caught up in one misadventure or crisis after another that I forgot: diamonds are a pony-girls' best friend, isn't that right dear?

Oh this feels so good. Ugh, a bit heavy but good.

Oh, some of the others have found me. Well, good I guess.

Rock? Are they -blind?- There's no way they could mistake my dearest for a rock! They're trying to trick me. They want him, er, it for themselves! Humph!  Well, fat chance. I found it, I dug it out, I'm carrying it, I don't care if it was in Celestia's hedge maze, I'll just say I found it elsewhere.

Isn't a pony entitled to the sweat of her flanks? 'No!' says Mayor Mare, 'It belongs to the poor!' 'No!' says Canterlot 'it belongs to Celestia!' 'No!' says Pinkie Pie, 'It belongs to everyone!'

Well, I REJECT those answers right now! What I've worked for and earned belongs only to me!

I've been a total foal, I've been trapped in lies this whole time. I knew I went on that quest to the dragon for the sake of getting part of his horde. Those five nit-picking with their dresses nearly permanently destroyed my reputation.

I got cursed by poison joked following someone else's relative who was already being followed!  Trying to fix up Twilight's one ruined bird nest put me completely behind my quota!

I knew I had to save my own store rather than just stand around watching the town getting eaten by parasprites!

It felt so good manipulating those empty headed diamond dogs into giving me their fortunes they were just sitting on!

Trying to find my happy ending with somepony resulted in the worst night of my life!

Things won't hurt you, things won't disappoint you, things won't deceive you, isn't that right my dearest?

The only pony I should have ever been generous to, from the beginning was myself.

Be generous to yourself, care for yourself, love yourself, because you're the one that deserves it the most.

-Rarigreed, Greedity
(2011 Dec 7th)

Personal Pros Of Poor Ponies Possessing Possible Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Brought On By Discord The Deity of Chaos' Mind Games Forcing Them To See the Flip Side Of Their Element Or Appealing To Their Worse Nature Or Outright Cheating With One. (What a Mouth full.)

Third up, and yep it's Rarity! Being generous to others is good and all, but what about me? But I worked for what I have!

Other Parts In Chronological Order:

LairJack [link]

Angry Pie [link]

Rarigreed/Greedity (here!)

FlutterCruel: [link]

Traitor Dash: [link]

The Pathetic And Irrelevant Trixie: [link]

Twilight Tragedy: [link]

Epilogue: [link]

Link to the Gallery of the Discord Ponies POV Series, dealing with their descent into darkness by Discord's games and epilogue. [link]

Here is a link the 'light' twin of this story dealing with Rarity's recovery from her time in the darkness. [link]

And here is a link to the sequel of this series: the Reharmonized/Recovery/Healing Ponies POV series! Dealing with after the defeat of Discord and the mane six, along with all people of Ponyville dealing with the emotional stress in their own way of what they did while under Discord's control. Here's a hint, IT ISN'T EASY TO JUST PUT YOUR HOOVES FORWARD! And some want to trot backwards back into the night where the pain can't find them. [link]

Illustration by Firedrake368 [link] made specifically for this series. Original drawing found here. [link]

MLP: FiM Copyright Hasbro.


Eine psychologische Auseinandersetzung mit dem ersten Zweiteiler der zweiten Staffel von My Little Pony: Freundschaft ist Magie, erzählt aus der Sicht der sechs Heldinnen der Geschichte:
Equestria steht am Rande einer Katastrophe. Ein Feind, so alt wie das Land selbst, hat sich aus seinem Jahrtausende-langen Schlaf befreit, und hat die königliche Hauptstadt und Ponyville ins Visier genommen.
Discord, seines Zeichens Gott des Chaos, will den Thron wiedererringen, von dem ihn Celestia und Luna einst gestürzt hatten. Und dieser Tyrann bedient sich zum diesen Zweck seiner zerstörerischsten Waffe; und das sind Equestrias Ponys selber. Als Herr über Verstand und Wahrnehmung, weiß er sich jeden noch so starken Willen untertan zu machen.
Nun liegt es an den sechs Elementen der Harmonie, Discord Paroli zu bieten, bevor das Land unter ihm im Chaos versinkt.
Doch dann kriegen auch sie die volle Breitseite von Discords Macht zu spüren. Eine nach der anderen stellt fest, dass Discord in seinen Begründungen doch sehr 'überzeugend' sein kann....
Dies sind ihre Geschichten.

Was kann die überaus gütige Rarity dazu verleiten, sich ihren inneren Dämonen, der Gier und Habsucht, gefährlich zu nähern? [link]
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Noticed the Bioshock/Andrew Ryan reference. I wonder if anyone else caught that.
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Lots of people actually. 
YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, seems to be the case.
DianaGohan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
" What do you mean I'm the weakest link in the chain of the Elements of Harmony"

- Don't worry Rarity: this was written in season one back when you were everyone's least liked.  Now.... I don't even know the general ranking order anymore.  Uh I think rainbow and pinkie pie are the most loved but uh you're more up there.  And honestly I think Rarity is one of my favorites actually.  I have a thing for characters who are sort of snobbish but also do have a lot of love and uniqueness about them and hey she usually does have some of the best lines in the show honestly so there's that.

- "
Not to mention I let a part of my soul die creating those sins against pony eyes. "

- Ah I remember that episode.  The one that was about how an artist shouldn't give in to what people wanted because even if they aren't exactly what they asked for.  You know the one where the artist especially when they're doing it without even getting anything out of the participant, should have final say and not let others comments get to them so much.  In other words not try instantly course correcting when someone points out one mistake aka not get upset by negative reviews.  Gee I wonder what artsits here could learn that lesson more.  cough cough alexwarlorn cough.

- I always feel bad when a story gets longer and longer the more you think about it but the stuff you did with some characters is what was in the shorter end that you're not getting back to thus they get a shorter end of the stick as obvious the more you went with this the more you put in thus why Applejack's section is so mure less then Rarity's.

- "
You know what they say: 'only Princess Celestia is perfect.'"

- Except even Celestia isn't.  Honestly are they ever going to do an episode focusing on her where we see she needs to learn a lesson and grow because she clearly does yet the show never seems to focus on that.  Come on guys time to knock the high horse off her pedestal... literally.

- I always like it whenever someone has to say "saving the world... again" indinicating just how business like saving the entire planet and populace has become for them.  "Yadda yadda fight for all of humanity- uh ponmanity at sake.  Haven't heard that one before come on let's go let's go."  Always good for a laugh in my book.

"Heh heh, can I marry you? Tee-hee, I sound like Pinkie Pie!"

- Look just because Pinkie will party with a rock and act like it's her friend doesn't mean she'll marry them.  You know what is it with this series and marriges anyway? Everyone wants to marry a doll when Twilight puts a love spell on it, another love spell forces Big Mac and Cherilee to hook up and talk of marrige before they meet back up in a hole, and then a big wedding was actually part of an elbaroate ruse by some evil dark changeling queen.  So no don't marry Rarity.  Even if it is a rock pretending to be a diamond pretending to be... real, it's not going to end well.  

- See it's good that it's being pointed out Rarity's being obviously corrupted because she says her greed was good for trying to get dragon gold yet her friend's greed was bad at wanting more dresses.  So not only is she being greedy but contradictory greed.  Oh well it's better then just plain being a dick greed.  That's Mr. Krab's thing now.  

It felt so good manipulating those empty headed diamond dogs into giving me their fortunes they were just sitting on!"

- Well I think that one was true because it was what the episode ended on and was part of the moral.  Plus hey they kidnapped and were going to enslave her so why not turn the tables on them . Plus who doesn't love the line "That's not whining.  That was complaining.  Thisssssss is whiningggggggggg."

- "
Be generous to yourself, care for yourself, love yourself, because you're the one that deserves it the most."

- So be generous to me and not to you? Okay.  *Takes rock* And now I have the oh my god a giant rock... I mean the boulder's going to put the hurt in the dirt... I mean I wanna rocks with you...  I mean other references Alex won't get.

- Another good one and nice job actually having this mean something and having this actually work with putting some weight and importance on what was again one of the more sillier bits with Rarity acting all uberly obsesssed.  I'd say gollumesque but those were yeah the Diamond Dogs so not that.  

JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
The Bioshock reference made me smile. It's my absolute favorite game series :)

I really like this one, and the way she tries to recover in the reharmonized chapter is really well done!

Great job :D
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Rarity's reharmonized chapter remained my favorite of the bunch. :-)
JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
It certainly shows. Not that the others aren't incredibly well-done, which they are, but hers is...exceptionally fantastic :)

Just out of curiosity, who's your favorite pony? 
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I don't really HAVE one. I love them all.

Though I do enjoy G3 Minty. 
Zorobutt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity is best pony. :iconraritylaplz:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
You'll love her reharmonization chapter if you keep reading down the list of chapters.
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